Disha Patani, who recently starred in Mohit Suri’s ‘Malang’, has joined the cast of his new film ‘Ek Villain 2’. The sequel to the 2014 film ‘Ek Villain’, will also cast Aditya Roy Kapur and John Abraham in the lead.
Mohit Suri, who will be directing the second part of ‘Ek Villain’, was quoted, “Disha is the first heroine who walked up to me and said, ‘I want to do more action, beat up people, perform stunts… kick some bu**. Just the way boys do it in your films. I want to be the hero’. That’s when I asked her if she would do the ‘Ek Villain’ sequel and she was game.” He added, “While ‘Malang’ brought Disha’s free-spirited avatar to light, this one will showcase her as an integral part of the action-franchise.”
‘Ek Villain’ starred Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles. Earlier, in an interview, Mohit Suri talked about the cast of the film and said, “We have narrated it to John, Adi and they both have liked their parts. Both are playing the ‘villains’. Now we have to cast the girls. I can’t just take anyone. They play an important role. There will be two girls.”
The second female actor is yet to be announced by the filmmakers.
Ekta Kapoor, Bhushan Kumar will be producing the new film. Mohit Suri also talked about the script of ‘Ek Villain 2’ and said, “The script, as Ekta Kapoor would say, is a banger. We took the time to write the script. I wrote one draft but wasn’t happy with some parts of it. Then I wrote another draft and she said it was insane.”
‘Ek Villain 2’ will go on floors later this year. The film is slated to release on January 8, 2021.